The lifelong Orlando resident plans to focus on limited government and a stronger education system
Ben Griffin today announced his candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives in District 49. Griffin, a Republican, is running on a platform of limited government, stronger education, and Christian values. The seat is currently held by Carlos Guillermo Smith, a Democrat.
“Our area needs a strong and steady leader that reflects our values in Tallahassee,” said Griffin. “As a lifelong resident of this district, I’m very familiar with both our challenges and our opportunities, and I will work hard every day to represent the best interests of the hardworking taxpayers who call District 49 home.”
“I strongly believe that government that grows too large becomes a threat to our freedom,” added Griffin. “I will work diligently to make sure our focus remains on the Constitution and the principles of low taxes and limited regulation that keep our economy strong and growing. It’s also imperative that every Florida student has the opportunity to get the very best education possible.”
Griffin currently works as a Learning Assistant in Political Science for the Academic Success Center at Valencia College. Prior to that, he worked on a political campaign in 2016.
Before enrolling in the University of Central Florida, where he graduated with a degree in International and Global Studies and a minor in Russian, Griffin took the year after he obtained his associate’s degree to work full-time in order to pay for college without debt. During his studies at UCF, he was part of a program that worked with Russian students at a school for the blind. As part of the grant that funded the program, he traveled to Russia to meet the students personally.
Griffin lives in Orlando, where he is an active member of his local church.